County election slate is finalized by clerk’s office
Rep. Albrecht to face local opposition in June primary
by Greg Knight
The Times-Independent
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The list of names set to appear on Grand County ballots later this year has been finalized for seats on the Grand County Council and Grand County School Board, with the positions of Grand County Clerk/Auditor and Grand County Attorney also featuring competitive races.

The races for Grand County Sheriff and Grand County Surveyor will be unopposed, with Steven White and Lucas Blake running for those seats, respectively.

In the District 1 council race, the trio of Brian Ballard, Pete Gross and Terry Morse will vie to replace Patrick Trim, who is not seeking re-election. In District 3, Natalie McDowell has filed to challenge incumbent Jaylyn Hawks, and Norm Knapp will face incumbent Mary McGann for her at-large seat.

And with Clerk/Auditor Diana Carroll declining to run for a fourth term, the race for her position will go to either Chris Baird, a former member of the Grand County Council, or bookkeeper Lisa DeRees. Grand County Attorney Andrew Fitzgerald has also declined to run again and the election for his seat will go to Steven Byers, Christina Sloan or Stephen Stocks.

Grand County School Board Member Britnie Ellis will run unopposed to retain her seat in District 1, while Ryan Anderson and Katherine Williams will run for the District 4 seat held by Beth Joseph, who has declined to seek re-election.

In the race for the Utah House of Representatives District 70 seat held by Rep. Carl Albrecht, two locals — Ashley Korenblat and Robert Greenberg — are the candidates in the district to run against him in the June primary. Korenblat, the owner of Western Spirit Cycling in Moab, has filed to run as a Republican in the election. Greenberg, a former Grand County Council member and current vice chair of the Grand County Democratic Party, will run unopposed for his party’s nomination.

The deadline for filing a petition for candidacy expired on March 15.


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